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Applying for Financial Aid

How and When Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

Incoming AA students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible after the beginning of the calendar year. You do not have to be accepted to begin the financial aid process. Complete the 2015-16 FAFSA as soon as you have your 2014 income information available. We encourage students to complete their tax return as soon as possible and use the tax return to answer the questions on the FAFSA.

The FAFSA is available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for Emory is 001564.

The deadline to submit your financial aid documents is March 1, 2015 for incoming students. This is a target date and not a cut-off date, but students who complete their financial aid file later may miss out on some institutional funds. The deadline for returning students is May 1, 2015.

What Happens After I Apply For Financial Aid?

Once the university Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA information, they will begin to send you e-mails to let you know if other documents are required. About a third of all applicants will be asked to submit documentation of their income. Please respond promptly, but don’t submit your tax documents if the Office of Financial Aid does not request them. Your financial aid file will be considered incomplete until all documents requested have been received.

How Will I Know What Kind of Financial Aid I'm Awarded?

The Office of Financial Aid will review applications and begin sending award letters to incoming students in April/May. The award letters will be electronic and will not be sent in hardcopy. Award letters for returning students will be sent out in June.

By the time you are awarded, you will have access to Emory’s student information system OPUS. You will be able to review and accept your awards on-line, and you will be given instructions to complete promissory notes for any student loans that you accept.

The Office of Financial Aid will send you another award letter for Summer 2016 sometime during the preceding semester. You do not need to complete a separate application because your eligibility will be based on your 2015-16 FAFSA.

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